Thursday, May 13, 2010

Common safety standards used with power supplies

A topic that comes up very regularly is what do the various safety standards pertain to. Here is a brief list of commonly used standards, the equipment that uses them, typical products and their purpose.

Base Standard Country (ies) Equipment Type Generic Product Types Purpose
CCC China Many Many Safety & Quality Mark
CE EU Voluntary declaration based on miscellaneous standards Many Indicate conformity to standards
CSA 60950 CSA Information Technology Office machines, data & telecom networks, IT, Kiosks Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
CSA60065 CSA Audio, Video and Similar Video, audio, projectors Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
CSA60601 CSA Medical Electrical Surgical, monitoring, hospital equipment Safety
CSA61010-1 CSA Measurement, Control and Laboratory Meters, Oscilloscopes Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
EN50178 EU Power Power generation, power installations Safety
EN55011 EU Industrial, scientific, and medical r-f Monitoring equipment, automation controls, measuring Limits and measurement of radio disturbance
EN55015 EU Lighting Lighting, LED lighting, street lighting Limits and measurement of radio disturbance
EN55022 EU Information Technology Office machines, data & telecom networks, IT, Kiosks Emission Limits (radiated and conducted)
EN60065 EU Audio, Video and Similar Video, audio, projectors Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
EN60601 EU Medical Electrical Surgical, monitoring, hospital equipment Safety
EN60950-1 EU Information Technology Office machines, data & telecom networks, IT, Kiosks Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
EN61010-1 EU Measurement, Control and Laboratory Meters, Oscilloscopes Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
Factory Mutual US Use in hazardous locations Oil refinery, petrochemical Protect against explosion
FCC Part 15 US Many Many Emission Limits (radiated and conducted)
ISA 12-12 US Use in hazardous locations Oil refinery, petrochemical Protect against explosion
REACH EU Many Many Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals
SEMIF47 US Semiconductor fabrication Die manufacturing, wafer fabs Withstand dips in AC input
UL 60950 UL Information Technology Office machines, data & telecom networks, IT, Kiosks Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
UL1310 UL Power Supplies DIN Rail, LED lighting, access controls, building automation Protect against fire
UL508 UL Industrial Control Process control, factory automation Safety
UL60065 UL Audio, Video and Similar Video, audio, projectors Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
UL60601 UL Medical Electrical Surgical, monitoring, hospital equipment Safety
UL61010-1 UL Measurement, Control and Laboratory Meters, Oscilloscopes Protect against fire, electric shock, injury
VCCI Japan Information Technology Office machines, data & telecom networks, IT, Kiosks Limits and measurement of RF emissions
VDE0805 Germany Information Technology Office machines, data & telecom networks, IT, Kiosks Protect against fire, electric shock, injury

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